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Jiayuguan
嘉峪关市
"Prefecture-level city
""Jiayuguan Fort.
Jiayuguan Fort.
""Location of Jiayuguan City jurisdiction in Gansu
Location of Jiayuguan City jurisdiction in Gansu
""Jiayuguan is located in China
Jiayuguan
Jiayuguan
Location in China
""Jiayuguan is located in Gansu
Jiayuguan
Jiayuguan
Jiayuguan (Gansu)
Coordinates: 39°49′N 98°18′E / 39.817°N 98.300°E / 39.817; 98.300
Country People's Republic of China
"Province "Gansu
Area
 • Total 2,935 km2 (1,133 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 231,853
"Time zone "China Standard ("UTC+8)
"Postal code 735100
Website jyg.gansu.gov.cn

""About this sound Jiayuguan  ("simplified Chinese: 嘉峪关市; "traditional Chinese: 嘉峪關市; "pinyin: Jiāyùguān shì) is a "prefecture-level city in northwestern "Gansu province, with a population of 231,853 as of 2010. It is most famous for the nearby "Jiayu Pass, the largest and most intact pass of the "Great Wall of China.

In ancient times, many inns were built near the pass. Gradually, more and more people decided to stay there for business and Jiayuguan City was built. At present, Jiayuguan City is not only famous for "Jiayuguan Pass but also for Jiuquan Steel Company built in 1958. The steel company is the largest in Gansu Province. By area, it is by far the smallest "prefecture-level division of Gansu.

The fortress at Jiayuguan is situated at the end of the portion of the Great Wall of China which was built by the "Ming Dynasty, in the 14th century.[1]

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Administration[edit]

Jiayuguan has 3 management districts and further divided into 7 subdistricts, 3 towns, and a subdistrict office with a total population of 231,853(2010).[2]

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Name "Hanzi "Hanyu Pinyin
"Xiongguan District 雄关区 Xióngguān Qū
Changcheng District 长城区 Chángchéng Qū
Jingtie District 镜铁区 Jìngtiě Qū
Name "Hanzi "Hanyu Pinyin District
Chaoyang Subdistrict 朝陽街道 Chāoyáng Jiēdào Jingtie District
Jianshe Subdistrict 建设街道 Jiànshè Jiēdào Changcheng District
Shengli Subdistrict 胜利街道 Shènglì Jiēdào Xiongguan District
Qianjin Subdistrict 前进街道 Qiánjìn Jiēdào Jingtie District
Wuyi Subdistrict 五一街道 Wǔyī Jiēdào Xiongguan District
Xinhua Subdistrict 新华街道 Xīnhuá Jiēdào Changcheng District
Yuyuan Subdistrict 峪苑街道 Yùyuàn Jiēdào Jingtie District
Yuquan Town 峪泉镇 Yùquán Zhèn Xiongguan District
Wenshu Town 文殊镇 Wénshū Zhèn Jingtie District
Xincheng Town 新城镇 Xīnchéng Zhèn Changcheng District
Kuangshan Administrative Area 矿山办事处 Kuàngshān Bànshìchù Xiongguan District

Transport[edit]

Jiayuguan is served by "China National Highway 312, and the "Lanzhou-Xinjiang and "Jiayuguan-Ceke Railways. A 69-km-long branch railway (Jia-Jing Railway, 嘉镜铁路) runs from Jiayuguan to Jingtie.

Jiayuguan is served by the "Jiayuguan Airport that offers direct air services to "Xi'an on "Shanghai Airlines and "Beijing on "Air China.

The Latitude is 39° 47' N and Longitude: 98° 17' E.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Jiayuguan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −2
(28)
3
(38)
11
(51)
17
(63)
22
(72)
27
(81)
29
(84)
28
(83)
23
(73)
16
(60)
6
(42)
0
(32)
15
(58.9)
Average low °C (°F) −16
(3)
−12
(11)
−4
(25)
2
(36)
8
(46)
13
(55)
15
(59)
14
(58)
8
(47)
1
(33)
−7
(20)
−13
(9)
0.8
(33.5)
Average "precipitation cm (inches) 0
(0)
0.3
(0.1)
0.5
(0.2)
0.5
(0.2)
0.8
(0.3)
1
(0.4)
1.8
(0.7)
2.8
(1.1)
0.5
(0.2)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.1)
0.3
(0.1)
8.6
(3.4)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gore, Rick (March 1980). "Journey to China's Far West". "National Geographic. Vol. 157 no. 3. p. 314. "ISSN 0027-9358. "OCLC 643483454. 
  2. ^ Main data bulletin of the sixth national census in 2010 Archived 2014-11-29 at the "Wayback Machine., 2011-09-05(in Chinese)
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Jiayuguan, China". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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